Category Archives: SWEET TEA AND SECRETS

HOW SWEET IT IS! The sale, that is!

If you haven’t read the bestselling series set in Adams Grove…now is the perfect time. Start with book one, SWEET TEA AND SECRETS.


For a very limited time, all six books in this series are on sale for just $2 each in kindle format.
Grab them all, and devour them throughout the summer.

Quick, tell your friends…or better yet…keep the sale to yourself and gift your book-loving friends the whole series. They’ll think you’re pretty darn terrific. 😉

Hugs and happy reading.

PSSST — here’s the book trailer too ~



Leave a comment

Filed under Barbecue and Bad News, book trailer, contemporary romance, Nancy Naigle, romance, SIBA, small town love story, southern, sweet, SWEET TEA AND SECRETS

COVER REVEAL – German Translation of Sweet Tea and Secrets

Hey, y’all — errr..hmm… Guten Tag!!

I’m so excited to share that the German translation of Sweet Tea and Secrets will be out on November 4th.  The translation is Ice Tea and Secrets 🙂 guess that just proves sweet tea is tea-totally southern. I like that!

Today – I have the special opportunity to share the cover with you too.

Screen Shot 2014-08-16 at 7.03.52 PMEistee und geheimnisse



What do you think of the German cover?

If you have any German reading friends, they can pre-order the kindle or paperback version now. 

Hugs and happy reading~


Leave a comment

Filed under Adams Grove, SWEET TEA AND SECRETS

Book Reviewers Are Special People!

Sounds like a perfect bumper sticker, doesn’t it?

So, it’s interesting to me that a lot of folks think they aren’t “qualified” to write a review of a book they’ve enjoyed. Gone are the days where a few select people wrote book reviews for the newspaper and special periodicals. Now, reviews are on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and just about any book buying website. Then, there are awesome online places like and Library Thing or Shelfari that give readers a chance to not only share what they liked about the last books they read…but also connect with other readers that enjoy the same type of books — ultimately bringing awareness to other authors in the genres you enjoy.

The truth is … we are ALL “qualified” to write a book review.

It doesn’t even have to be long. Some of the most impactful reviews are very short. Here are a couple I really appreciated that were just posted yesterday!

Screen Shot 2014-08-22 at 11.14.55 AM

If you’re not comfortable with it, though, there are other things you can do to help spread the word about the books you’ve enjoyed. You could go to and bring up the book and see the list of reviews there. Just click the YES this was helpful and you’ve done a little something to add weight to that opinion. 🙂 

Also, on scroll down to where there is a link to the Authors Page link::

Screen Shot 2014-08-22 at 11.08.05 AM

Click on Visit Amazon’s Nancy Naigle Page and you’ll be taken to the author bio. On the far right, you’ll see a LIKE button. You can LIKE that author and you can also Facebook or Tweet from right there.

Screen Shot 2014-08-22 at 11.11.15 AM

Easy quick ways to support your favorite authors.

Hugs and happy reading~

Leave a comment

Filed under Adams Grove, Friends, Helping Others, Mint Juleps and Justice, Nancy Naigle, Out of Focus, Pecan Pie and Deadly Lies, Relax, SWEET TEA AND SECRETS, Wedding Cake and Big Mistakes

What do KY ~ VA ~ MS ~ CT ~ NY all have in common?

Each of those states is the home of one of the five winners in the Goodreads SWEET TEA AND SECRETS autographed book giveaway! And to make the day extra special, this novel is in the top 50 for series romance novels AND in mystery/suspense. If you weren’t a lucky winner this time…you can grab a copy today by clicking on the book cover below. Oh, and Sweet Tea and Secrets is available in digital, paperback and audio formats too!

Screen Shot 2014-08-16 at 7.03.52 PM







Hugs and happy reading, y’all!

I leave y’all with one of my favorite sayings from this novel. Pearl Clemmons has a way with words, ya know.

Love is like sweet tea. The secret is all in how long you let it steep. 

Leave a comment

Filed under Adams Grove, Nancy Naigle, Pearlisms, SWEET TEA AND SECRETS

October deals!

Sweet Tea and Secrets, book one in the Adams Grove series, is on sale for $2 for the kindle format the month of October! Join us in the small town of Adams Grove where the tea is sweet, but trouble is brewing.

Hugs and happy reading~

1 Comment

Filed under Adams Grove, SWEET TEA AND SECRETS

Who ♥s a Deal?

Today’s KINDLE DAILY DEAL is something sweet and light and a little suspenseful…

where the cakes are sweet, but the recipe is to die for.



Tell your friends — or better yet, leverage this low, low, low price to GIFT someone a copy. They don’t even need an eReader! They can read it using the kindle app right on their  computer.

Hugs and happy reading!



Filed under Adams Grove, Event, Relax, SWEET TEA AND SECRETS, Wedding Cake and Big Mistakes

Won’t be long now!

Know what this is??ToPostOffice

It’s me getting ready to head out to the post office to send out books to the winners of copies of Sweet Tea and Secrets on Goodreads!

We’re down to less than two weeks to the release date of Wedding Cake and Big Mistakes. To help celebrate the release of Carolanne and Connor’s story — I gave away six copies of Sweet Tea and Secrets on Goodreads. That’s the first book in the series. If you haven’t read it yet — I hope you will. Adams Grove is a great place to spend the summer!


Join me in congratulating the lucky six winners –

  • Mark Flood – Canada
  • Michelle Lagenour – Stockton, CA
  • Sarah Bauman – Dallas, TX
  • Emily Getzel – Muskego, WI
  • Mary B. Turner – Bloomfield, CT
  • E. Harris – Clearwater, FL

Now….let’s count it down to July 9th and the release of Wedding Cake and Big Mistakes. (Available for pre-order now)

Hugs and happy reading~


1 Comment

Filed under Adams Grove, contest, Event, Nancy Naigle, SWEET TEA AND SECRETS, Wedding Cake and Big Mistakes

Love Small Town Series? Books 3 & 4 coming soon…

WELCOME TO ADAMS GROVE…where the tea is sweet, but trouble is brewing.

Thanks so much for supporting this series and being patient as I switched publishers which delayed the next installments a little….but we’re getting closer!! I love this small southern town, and I’m glad you’ve embraced it too.

As you know, we kicked off the Adams Grove series with these two books.

Sweet Tea and Secrets and Out of Focus, can be read in any order.  So if you’re behind…grab them now and catch up!

On July 9th – Wedding Cake and Big Mistakes will release. That picks up where Sweet Tea and Secrets left off. Jill and Garrett are back, and you’ll find out if Pearl was right about Carolanne’s love match or not.  Wedding Cake and Big Mistakes is available for pre-order on now, and you’ll get amazon’s low price guarantee on your pre-order, too.  It will be available in trade paperback, audio and kindle digital.

I’m very excited that we’re working on the final cover for the fourth book in he series Pecan Pie and Deadly Lies. This is the “rest of the story” from Out of Focus. If you loved Cody Tuggle in Out of Focus, you’re going to be thrilled to meet up with him again in Pecan Pie and Deadly Lies. This one is set in Adams Grove and in Nashville, TN at Cody Tuggle’s estate – Hillcrest Farm. It was an awesome story to write and I had some extra-special help with the music industry and touring from the lead guitarist of the Bret Michaels Band, none other than Pete Evick! He spent hours and countless texts and emails helping me vet my ideas. It was so much fun to hear his stories and glean inspiration from his rock star life. To play with a legend like Bret Michaels you know Pete’s one heckuva talent — but more importantly, he’s one heckuva a nice man. I’m honored to have met him and include him in my circle of friends. Thanks, Pete!

DanPostVintageBluebirdBootsIn case you haven’t read Out of Focus yet, we’ve put the Kindle version on sale for just 99cents for a couple weeks. I hope you’ll grab it while it’s extra affordable and fall in love with Cody…and be ready for his story on September 24th (just happens to be my 19th wedding anniversary that day!!)

Pecan Pie and Deadly Lies is on sale for pre-order in paperback for a low 7.77 right now, so jump in on that deal while it’s going on. Pre-ordering on amazon is easy and they guarantee you’ll get that lowest price!!

So…here’s to lots more fun in Adams Grove over the next few months.   Stay tuned for the cover reveal of Book Four — coming soon~

Thanks for taking the ride with me.


Leave a comment

Filed under Adams Grove, Lake Reads, Nancy Naigle, Out of Focus, Pearlisms, SWEET TEA AND SECRETS, Wedding Cake and Big Mistakes

Got to love Goodreads Giveaways

Do you use to track books and find new ones or even new authors you might enjoy?  If not, do check it out!

It’s totally free and the community of like-minded readers is awesome. I often post giveaways on Goodreads, since I enjoy entering the contests to win a free book, too.

Today – I congratulate   ALISON WALKER of Spartanburg, SC and SELENA HICKS of Vilas, NC the two winners of a free copy of Sweet Tea and Secrets ~ the first in the Adams Grove series.

Join me in a Hug and High 5 to today’s winners!


AND…join my free newsletter at to stay up to date on all my new releases and contests.

Leave a comment

Filed under Adams Grove, contest, Nancy Naigle, SWEET TEA AND SECRETS

Brighton – Books – Baby Goats – Brenda Novak Auction :: What do these things have in common?

They are some of my favorite things…and…this Saturday 5/4 at 9pm eastern (6pm pacific) I’ll be hanging out with the Brighton folks on their Facebook page for a BRIGHTON LIVING May Issue Facebook party talking about all of those things and anything else on your mind. I hope you’ll join us. Details on how the Facebook party works are at the very bottom of this post so you can print them out if you like. We’ll be giving away prizes to lucky posters … books, my new Adams Grove scented candle from Shining Sol candles and adorable wedding cake charms from Brighton. YAY!

Brighton charms

You don’t have to wait to check out the article though. You can do that now by going to and clicking on the BRIGHTON LIVING tab just under the banner. Then you’ll see the cover of the issue and the READ STORY button for the article “Heart in the Write Place“. Take a read and leave a comment. And don’t forget to LIKE the Brighton page. I personally think they should have a LOVE button…but that’s just me.

ALSO—don’t forget the Brenda Novak Online Auction for Diabetes is in full swing. There are some amazing donations. I’m the category captain for the READ. RELAX. REPEAT. category, but I also was able to get a pair of tickets and meet and greet passes to see Bret Michaels…that, my friends, we posted under the ONCE IN A LIFETIME category! Sweet! Visit the auction today. It runs through the end of May and their are items in every price range. Even a little adds up to a lot, and together…we’ll make a difference.



1) If you don’t have a Facebook account, you need to create one. Go to to sign up.

2) Once you’ve signed up (or logged in if you already have an account), go to at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET on May 4th .

3) ‘Like’ our page if you haven’t already done so. The ‘Like’ button is located under our timeline cover picture, on the right side. Just click it.

4) Look for the post about Brighton Living. You can’t miss it. We will have just put it up, so it will be the most recent post on the page, in the left column, with a photo of our May magazine cover.

5) At the bottom of that entry, underneath the magazine cover photo, you’ll see ‘Like’ ‘Comment’ ‘Share’ – You can click any of these buttons to reach the newsfeeds/tickers of your FB friends.

6) To contribute a comment, write something in the field that appears beneath the post’s magazine cover photo.

7) To update, so you see other people’s comments, just refresh the page. The refresh button is F5 on a PC or just click the circular arrow that’s on the top of your page, on the right side of your address bar.

8) If you see someone’s comment, and want to respond directly to that person, begin your message with @ and the person’s Facebook name.

A Facebook party is just like a live chat. People should feel free to chime in. We’ll be on the page to help if anyone has difficulties.

Thanks for coming to the party! Look forward to ‘seeing’ you.

Leave a comment

Filed under Adams Grove, contest, Event, Friends, Helping Others, Nancy Naigle, Out of Focus, Relax, SWEET TEA AND SECRETS, Wedding Cake and Big Mistakes